Just as you can’t take apples out of apple pie and still have apple pie, you can’t take the resurrection out of the Christian faith and still have the Christian faith. The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ is essential to true Christian faith. Like modern liberal churches, some in the church of Corinth claimed that resurrection was impossible, even as they tried to hold to the Christian faith. Our passage today shows that the resurrection is an essential conviction of the faith, and it is something we must receive, embrace, and live in light of. Why does the resurrection matter?